NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Travels 3.1 Billion Miles To Orbit First Dwarf Planet, Ceres

March 7, 2015 11:13 AM

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Dawn, NASA's spacecraft, entered the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday, after traveling 3.1 billion miles from Earth. Dawn will spend the following 16 months exploring the structure and terrain of Ceres, which is approximately 600 miles across-roughly the size of Texas, USA.

Dawn, NASA's spacecraft, entered the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday, after traveling 3.1 billion miles from Earth. Dawn will spend the following 16 months exploring the structure and terrain of Ceres, which is approximately 600 miles across-roughly the size of Texas, USA.

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